Library:How to Cite/Major Style Guides

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More Major Styles

ACS (American Chemical Society)

ACS is the standard style used for Chemistry.

APA (American Psychological Association)

American Psychological Association (APA) style is the standard style used for psychology and many other academic disciplines, especially the social sciences.

APA Style Guides Online

APA Style Guide In Print

ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)

Biology 140


The Chicago Manual of Style provides two distinct citation styles: Humanities style (notes and bibliography) and Scientific/Social Sciences styles (parenthetical author/date references and reference list). Be sure to check with your instructor regarding which style they prefer that you use. Chicago style is sometimes called Turabian style, which is a modified version.

Chicago/Turabian Style Guides Online

Chicago/Turabian Style Guides in Print

CSE (Council of Science Editors)


A parenthetical style used most commonly in the UK and Australia.

IEEE Style (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

IEEE Style is used primarily in Electrical and Computer Engineering


Used primarily in Law


Modern Languages Association (MLA) style is one of several styles for academic citation. It is used in the humanities, especially English.

MLA Style Guides Online

MLA Style Guide in Print

ICMJE Recommendations / Vancouver Style / Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (URMs)

Commonly used in medical and scientific journals. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors has revised and renamed this style (Dec. 2018).